Augusta J Evans was a Southern author who opened a hospital for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War in Mobile, Alabama. Of Evans' nine books St Elmo is her most well known. She is best known for her beautiful writing style. Inez - A Tale of the Alamo was Evans first novel written when she was just 20 years old. It is a late 19th century novel about two young Protestant women named Mary and Florence. As in later novels Evans gives her female heroines a strength in character, which was an excellent role model in the 19th century as well as today.